I had to reload openSuSE 11.1 after a failed attempt installing version 11.2. (different story).

I setup repositories again to use Stable KDE 4.3.4 release and loaded digikam and kipi plugins from the Core Repository as usual.

However, now when I attempt to start digikam, it takes an extremely long time to launch sitting at the loading kipi-plugins. That's one problem.

Second issue is when I open an album, the thumbnails load as normal, but then if I move the mouse over the thumbnails, the whole album starts randomly blinking on and off all of the thumbnails. The rest of the desktop is not affected, only the thumbnails.

Neither of these issues ever happened on my prior install of 11.1 so I'm at a loss as to what's going on.

Any insights would be appreciated. Thanks.